Ep. 22 - Healthcare 101: The Independence of Physicians
The FLATLINING Podcast
Greetings to all of you who met us in Portland, Oregon at the ASCENT 2022 conference last week and welcome to the FLATLINING Podcast.
This week Ron and Matthew discuss one of the foundational principles of American medicine: physician independence. Plus, they’ll look at why it is so difficult to do political polling in 2022 and big news about America’s neighbor to the north.
They’ll take a look at these questions and more:
Do physicians make their own decisions?
Who influences physicians when making medical decisions?
Should there be more oversight of medical doctors?
Are the 2022 polls accurate?
Why isn’t polling accurate?
Do I still have to show vaccination status to enter Canada?
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Articles mentioned in this week’s program:
Doctors Must Be Free to Practice Medicine with Independence - Harvey Risch, MD, PhD via RealClear Health
Embedded Bias: How Medical Records Sow Discrimination - Kaiser Health News
FTC taking ‘second’ look at Amazon’s plans to buy iRobot, One Medical - WRAL Techwire
Pollsters fear they’re blowing it again in 2022 - POLITICO
The Polls Still Do Not Show A GOP Bounceback - FiveThrityEight
Crystal Ball 2022 Senate ratings - Center for Politics at the University of Virginia
Battle for Senate - RCP Projection - RealClear Politics
Canada is lifting all COVID-19 border and travel restrictions - The Detroit News